Saturday 7 January 2012

Norfolk again !!

Second time in a week that Norfolk was the starting venue, but this time it was Shaunboy's trip to attempt to see the Lesser White Fronted Goose having missed the chance last winter, myself and Monkey came along for the ride, or really to point out the bird and share the petrol cost.

We arrive at Buckenham just after 8am and as we cross the railway crossing we can see a goose flock along the railway line some 5-600 yards away on scanning we find most are the taiga Bean's with European White-fronts amongst and also our target the Lesser White front, Bingo ! that was easy.

After half hour we return to the car adding 3 fly thru Bewick's swans and the regular Barnacle goose flock amongst thousands upon thousands of both Golden plover and Wigeon.
Next it was an unsuccessful search for Cranes up at Horsey, before adding a Great northen diver at Rollesby broad, Black throated diver at lake loathing in Suffolk and 4 Purple sands at Ness point, the latter site also hosting Red throat for a three diver day and both Med gull and Kittiwake for the year list.

purple sandpiper

shaunboy hides his £17 haircut

Before heading home we visit Reydon for Waxwing's where we find 16 of these little stunners and ending another great day's birding.

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